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Publisher Comments:

As a World War II combat soldier, Howard Zinn took part in the aerial bombing of Royan, France. Two decades later, he was invited to visit Hiroshima and meet survivors of the atomic attack. In this short and powerful book, Zinn offers his deep personal reflections and political analysis of these events, their consequences, and the profound influence they had in transforming him from an order-taking combat soldier to one of our greatest anti-authoritarian, antiwar historians. This book was finalized just prior to Zinn's passing in January 2010, and is published on the sixty-fifth anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima.

Review:

"This is in all likelihood the final original book by long-time VFP member and WWII vet Zinn. It has a publication date of August 2010 to mark the 65th anniversary of America's two atomic bombings of Japan. The much-loved, greatly admired Zinn died in January, 2010 at 88, just a month after completing this volume."— Will Shapira, Veterans for Peace

Review:

"Part history, part memoir, part sermon, The Bomb is meant to wake up citizens, to rouse them to reject 'the abstractions of duty and obedience' and to refuse to heed the call of war."— Jonah Raskin, The Rag Blog

Review:

"The late Howard Zinn’s new book The Bomb is a brilliant little dissection of some of the central myths of our militarized society."— David Swanson, LA Progressive

Review:

"Zinn’s last book is a modest appeal to humanity: War is miserable, and we have to stop it."— Micah Uetricht, In These Times —Micah Uetricht, In These Times

Review:

"Throughout his academic career, his popular writings and work as an activist Zinn consistently, and often successfully, threw a wrench in the works of the US war machine. He may be gone, but through his powerful and passionate body of work to today's conflicts." of which The Bomb is an excellent introduction — thousands of others will be educated and inspired to work for a more humane and peaceful world."— Ian Sinclair, Morning Star

Review:

"Zinn, the people’s historian, leaves us with words that bring together thought, action, and passion. His experience during World War II left him unpersuaded by the arguments of military necessity and the appeals to nationalism. We must refuse 'to be transfixed by the actions of other people, the truths of other times,' he writes in The Bomb. This 'means acting on what we feel and think, here, now, for human flesh and sense, against the abstractions of duty and obedience.'" — Marcus Raskin, Foreign Policy in Focus

Review:

“A bomb is highly impersonal. The dropper can kill hundreds, and never see any of them. ‘The Bomb’ is the memoir of Howard Zinn, a bomber in World War II who dropped bombs along the French countryside while campaigning against Germany. After learning of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Zinn now speaks out against the use of bombs and what it can do to warfare. Thoughtful and full of stories of an old soldier who regrets what he has done, ‘The Bomb’ is a fine posthumous release that shares much of the lost wisdom of World War II.”— James A. Cox, The Midwest Book Review

Review:

“The path that Howard Zinn walked—from bombardier to activist—gives hope that each of us can move from clinical detachment to ardent commitment, from violence to nonviolence.” —Frida Berrigan, WIN Magazine

Review:

"It's my favorite. . . . He wrote the book to remind himself and to remind us that anybody can throw the wrench in the machinery, and we often should."—Bill Moyer

Review:

"Though the great American historian Howard Zinn is no longer with us, his memory lives on with this excellent personal essay on the subject of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. . . . His book is a shining example of the Constitutionally protected ability to question what we have been told, and should be required reading for all patriotic Americans." — Black Heart Magazine

Synopsis:

Howard Zinn's personal, historical, and political views on the significance of the US bombings of Royan and Hiroshima.

About the Author

Howard Zinn served as an air force bombardier in WWII, and afterward received his doctorate in history from Columbia University. He is author of A Power Governments Cannot Suppress, and the million-selling classic, A People's History of the United States.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780872865099
Author:
Zinn, Howard
Publisher:
City Lights Books
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - Human Rights
Subject:
Military - World War II
Subject:
Military - United States
Subject:
Military - Nuclear Warfare
Subject:
Military-World War II General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
City Lights Open Media
Publication Date:
20100831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
100
Dimensions:
7 x 5 x 0.5 in

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Product details 100 pages City Lights Books - English 9780872865099 Reviews:
"Review" by , "This is in all likelihood the final original book by long-time VFP member and WWII vet Zinn. It has a publication date of August 2010 to mark the 65th anniversary of America's two atomic bombings of Japan. The much-loved, greatly admired Zinn died in January, 2010 at 88, just a month after completing this volume."— Will Shapira,
"Review" by , "Part history, part memoir, part sermon, The Bomb is meant to wake up citizens, to rouse them to reject 'the abstractions of duty and obedience' and to refuse to heed the call of war."— Jonah Raskin,
"Review" by , "The late Howard Zinn’s new book The Bomb is a brilliant little dissection of some of the central myths of our militarized society."— David Swanson,
"Review" by , "Zinn’s last book is a modest appeal to humanity: War is miserable, and we have to stop it."— Micah Uetricht, In These Times —Micah Uetricht,
"Review" by , "Throughout his academic career, his popular writings and work as an activist Zinn consistently, and often successfully, threw a wrench in the works of the US war machine. He may be gone, but through his powerful and passionate body of work to today's conflicts." of which The Bomb is an excellent introduction — thousands of others will be educated and inspired to work for a more humane and peaceful world."— Ian Sinclair,
"Review" by , "Zinn, the people’s historian, leaves us with words that bring together thought, action, and passion. His experience during World War II left him unpersuaded by the arguments of military necessity and the appeals to nationalism. We must refuse 'to be transfixed by the actions of other people, the truths of other times,' he writes in The Bomb. This 'means acting on what we feel and think, here, now, for human flesh and sense, against the abstractions of duty and obedience.'" — Marcus Raskin,
"Review" by , “A bomb is highly impersonal. The dropper can kill hundreds, and never see any of them. ‘The Bomb’ is the memoir of Howard Zinn, a bomber in World War II who dropped bombs along the French countryside while campaigning against Germany. After learning of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Zinn now speaks out against the use of bombs and what it can do to warfare. Thoughtful and full of stories of an old soldier who regrets what he has done, ‘The Bomb’ is a fine posthumous release that shares much of the lost wisdom of World War II.”— James A. Cox,
"Review" by , “The path that Howard Zinn walked—from bombardier to activist—gives hope that each of us can move from clinical detachment to ardent commitment, from violence to nonviolence.” —Frida Berrigan,
"Review" by , "It's my favorite. . . . He wrote the book to remind himself and to remind us that anybody can throw the wrench in the machinery, and we often should."—Bill Moyer
"Review" by , "Though the great American historian Howard Zinn is no longer with us, his memory lives on with this excellent personal essay on the subject of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. . . . His book is a shining example of the Constitutionally protected ability to question what we have been told, and should be required reading for all patriotic Americans." — Black Heart Magazine
"Synopsis" by ,
Howard Zinn's personal, historical, and political views on the significance of the US bombings of Royan and Hiroshima.
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